Every day is truly a learning opportunity for our youngest community members. And it’s an opportunity we’re excited to help parents and children make the most out of.
Children grow and learn at a remarkable rate from the day they’re born. During this critical time of development, United Way provides resources for parents and caregivers to help young minds thrive.
When we give young children in our community a strong start, we lay the foundation that serves them in school and sets them up for success throughout their life. Together, with our partners, we fund initiatives that support child development and early childhood education in our community.
We know parents have a lot on their plate and are always seeking out activities to do as a family. Sign up for Start Smart Quad Cities texts to receive fun, educational things to do with your child under five years old.
You’ll receive four text messages per week, so you’ll never run out of engaging ways to make everyday moments a learning experience for your child.
Get ready to lace up and learn! Our Born Learning Trails program takes you across several trails in Scott County and Rock Island County. They include fun games or activities posted on aluminum signs along the way for a unique educational experience within the great outdoors.
Activities include counting the number of flowers or colors nearby, hopscotch and identifying shapes, colors and various images painted on the ground.
There is no handbook for parenting, but United Way offers the next best thing.
We help parents turn everyday moments into learning experiences. Our free six-week workshops are designed to help parents prepare children ages 5 and younger for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Born Learning Academies helped nearly 200 local parents to be more effective and take an active role in their child’s development. 82% of children whose parents participated in Born Learn Academies entered kindergarten ready.
There are no Born Learning Academies available at this time.
Born Learning Academies have closed for the season and will return in the fall. Please check back later or sign up to be notified next time an academy opens for registration.
A volunteer reading program that promotes youth literacy through one-on-one tutoring in schools.
Our community schools initiative brings a wide range of resources to students and their families and helps remove barriers.
This free interactive 12-month wall calendar is filled with inspiring ideas to help shape your next adventure.
Women United creates the Born Learning Calendar so parents and care providers have 365+ ideas to make learning fun for kids age 5 and younger.
Ready to get started? Just download and print or order your calendar to be mailed to you at no cost, to receive educational tips for every day of the year.